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Poster: AltheaRose Date: Feb 26, 2012 8:12pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The Walking Dead (Non Dead)

LOL. I don't know why -- ask my kid -- but apparently they don't. But they're bad at climbing because they don't think. And you want a narrow approach so you can fend off the ones that get there. Plus, you need people around you who can (a) survive a long time with limited resources and won't go all nutso on each other cuz they're used to living like that anyway, and (b) can slash away with homemade weapons without the blink of an eye (and without missing).

Hence the obvious and (for us) convenient option: your basic village in the Himalayas. No problem. The missing story in WWZ was the one from the perspective of villagers who already knew how to cope, and just holed up doing the same-old same-old, while whacking away at the occasional ugly interloper.

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Poster: Jim F Date: Feb 28, 2012 4:14am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The Walking Dead (Non Dead)

That's a great idea, for fun I too often think about good places but I didn't even think about the mountains. It would probably be a relatively simple task to fortify an isolated place in an elevated area with lots of cliffs and stuff around.

This reminds me of that Doomsday Preppers show that recently started airing. Basically they follow the stories of various whackjobs who all have different ideas about what to do and how to prepare for when the shit inevitably hits the fan. That's what's good about zombie movies, aside from being entertaining they also make you think about what you would do in the event of some kind of apocalyptic event. They provide a lot of insight into the idea of living in a more brutal survival situation.

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Poster: AltheaRose Date: Feb 28, 2012 5:08am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The Walking Dead (Non Dead)

Well, here’s the only road to our chosen mountain hideaway. This is the part before it gets hairy, when the road is still good. (It’s only one lane, but heck, it’s still paved. But, you will notice, easily fortified!) Our fortress redoubt is many hours up dirt hairpins from here, with a drop-off to a river on three sides. And it’s got good fertile fields and plenty of goats, so we’re set.

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_IZV-QCkoZ80/SumMoEUHPnI/AAAAAAAAAAk/sNU6QHLC_ZY/S240/np.jpg

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Poster: lillygetsthesquirrel Date: Feb 28, 2012 12:50pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The Walking Dead (Non Dead)

Apparently the zombies are much slower with cold weather.

I too love the show, and the comic books. I hope they take the show in some of the directions the books did, there are some great survival situations in play. I won't spoil them in case you have any interest in reading.

I tend to think about securing a small island. You'd have the ocean for food, plus you could garden. A few sailboats, and other types of boats, and you'd be mobile if need be. It'd be nice to somehow get some chickens to roam about for eggs and emergency meat. Fresh water might require some work but you could figure it out.

I wonder if zombies can swim?

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Poster: ringolevio Date: Feb 28, 2012 6:50am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The Walking Dead (Non Dead)

Oh gosh, I've got to see that.

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Poster: Diamondhead Date: Feb 27, 2012 10:09am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The Walking Dead (Non Dead)

See now, this stuff should be in Wikipedia!